How to Push the Footer Lower on the Page

A footer is marginal space located on the bottom of a word processing document. Because footers can affect margin size users often need to move them lower on the page. This task can be accomplished in several ways. By using the margin tab or the ruler, individuals can adjust the height of the footer. By pushing the footer down on the page, the user will diminish its size and create more space in the body of the paper.

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Information in footers is normally repeated on every page.

Margins Tab

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Open your word processor and the document containing the footer you wish to move.

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Click "File," "Page Setup" and then the "Margins" tab.

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Reduce to the number next to "Bottom" to push the footer lower on the page.

Ruler

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Open your word processor and the document containing the footer you wish to move.

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Click "View," "Header and Footer" and then click inside the footer you wish to move.

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Left-click the margin tab located on the ruler on the left side of the screen. While still holding the mouse drag the margin tab down towards the bottom of the page. This will push the footer lower.